Leonid Gaidai

1923 - 1993

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Leonid Iovich Gaidai (Russian: Леонид Иович Гайдай; 30 January 1923 – 19 November 1993) was a Soviet and Russian comedy film director who enjoyed immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former Soviet Union. His films broke theatre attendance records and were some of the top-selling DVDs in Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Gaidai has received more than 153,550 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Leonid Gaidai is the 278th most popular film director (up from 288th in 2019), the 519th most popular biography from Russia (up from 538th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Leonid Gaidai ranks 278 out of 1,580Before him are William A. Wellman, Stanley Donen, Germaine Dulac, Michael Bay, Darren Aronofsky, and Tengiz Abuladze. After him are Karel Zeman, George Miller, Rouben Mamoulian, Mikhail Kalatozov, Nanni Moretti, and Krzysztof Zanussi.

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Among people born in 1923, Leonid Gaidai ranks 84Before him are Lloyd Shapley, Reinhart Koselleck, Queen Anne of Romania, Valentina Cortese, Hwang Jang-yop, and Sergey Akhromeyev. After him are Victoria de los Ángeles, Ousmane Sembène, Zlatko Čajkovski, Rudolph A. Marcus, Antony Flew, and Dexter Gordon. Among people deceased in 1993, Leonid Gaidai ranks 59Before him are Kakuei Tanaka, Eddie Constantine, Bruno Pontecorvo, Silvina Ocampo, Don Ameche, and Luciano Leggio. After him are E. P. Thompson, Nina Berberova, Ishirō Honda, Kenneth E. Boulding, Wolfgang Lotz, and Desanka Maksimović.

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Among people born in Russia, Leonid Gaidai ranks 519 out of 2,688Before him are Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (1301), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Mikhail of Tver (1271), and Nikolay Gumilyov (1886). After him are Viktor Suvorov (1947), Galina Vishnevskaya (1926), Valery Bryusov (1873), Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), Valeri Kubasov (1935), and Nikolai Medtner (1879).


Among film directors born in Russia, Leonid Gaidai ranks 7Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Lev Kuleshov (1899), and Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893). After him are Elem Klimov (1933), Alexander Sokurov (1951), Yuri Norstein (1941), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), and Giorgi Shengelaia (1937).